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New Agriculture and ICT Convergence

(Jungfrau, Switzerland - Alvin Wei-Cheng Wong)

Smart Farms: Silicon Valley meets Central Valley



-The Future of Farming

Modern agriculture aims for the production of high quality food and animal feed as well as raw materials in sufficient quantity for a wide variety of industrial applications. Further objectives consist of preservation of resources and protection of the environment. In order to successfully meet these challenges scientists have to understand the various aspects of environmental stresses in view of the current development from molecules to ecosystems (contemporary crop stress research). Emerging agriculture technologies that give farmers ways to make precise, targeted responses to crop stresses are expected to figure prominently in the efforts to make farming more efficient, sustainable and of high quality.


- New Agriculture and ICT Convergence 

Digital technologies, from GPS-based and sensor-driven work machines, drone applications to robotics, agriculture is becoming a digital industry. Digital technologies can support farmers in providing safe, sustainable and quality food. Not only do they help farmers “produce more with less”, but they can also contribute to fighting climate change. Existing and new technologies such as the internet of things (IoT), artificial intelligence, robotics and big data can contribute to making processes more efficient and can lead to the creation of new products and services. Digitization can also play a role in creating a better life in rural areas. 


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[Vineyards, Roland, Italy]

- Possible Research Topics

- More Information on New Agriculture


[MIT]: The Open Agriculture intiative (OpenAg) - Farming for the Future - An open source ecosystem of food technologies to create healthier, more engaging and more inventive food systems. Grow local, from anywhere.


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